This gold medallion pair commeroates the 25th anniversary of the Battle of Britain with only 500 being struck. Housed in a royal blue box this set contains a 2" and 1 1/2" diameter 22 carat medallion struck by Toye, Kenning & Spencer, Ltd.
We have seen an original TKS receipt showing the original selling prices as being £40 and £100 each respectively.
On the obverse is an attractive engraving of two fighter planes over an outline representation of Great Britain, with London represented by St. Paul's Cathedral. There are twin searchlight beams, and banks of cloud in the sky.
Above the scene is the legend BATTLE OF BRITAIN, while below is SEPT 1940.
The reverse has the inscription:-
"NEVER IN THE FIELD
OF HUMAN CONFLICT
WAS SO MUCH OWED
BY SO MANY TO SO
1940 - 1965
This is surmounted by the RAF wings with the motto "PER ARDUA AD ASTRA" on a scroll. Between the word FEW and the dates, is a Birmingham hallmark TK&S, with rose, anchor, "22", and the date letter Q.
|Battle of Britain Medallion, Small||1.5" 38.7 mms||41.5 grams||22ct||1.22 troy ounces|
|Battle of Britain Medallion, Large||2" 48 mms||91.7 grams||22ct||2.70 troy ounces|
|Battle of Britain Medallion, Pair||133.2 grams||22ct||3.92 troy ounces|
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